Young winemaker suffocates in accident
A Spanish winemaker has died after falling into a fermentation vat and suffocating.
Billionaire spends £2m at Playboy Club
A Russian billionaire’s £20,000 Champagne bill was waived after he spent more than £2 million (US$3.3m) on diamond jewellery at a private club.
The International Wine & Spirits Research has released its 2014 report on duty free trends of 2013, and with it the world’s biggest travel retail brands.
In the magazine
Billionaire Vijay Mallya has been re-elected chairman of United Spirits despite being declared a “willful defaulter” last month.
After the longest bear market on record things may be starting to change after another positive month on Liv-ex.
Concha y Toro UK has announced Tesco’s Andy Gale as its new head of new business and technical development.
The UK spent more on illicit substances and prostitution last year than it did on wine and beer.
A German city has launched a controversial programme that will see its alcoholic homeless sweep the streets in return for beer and cigarettes.
An inebriated Australian fought off a death-rolling crocodile by poking it in the eye – a feat that could have come straight out of a Crocodile Dundee film.
the drinks business
Wine critic Robert Parker has announced a plan to bring his “Grand World Tour” to London early next year.
Simon Staples has been appointed Berry Bros & Rudd’s new sales director for Japan.
A look at Burgundy and how its wines and vineyards were considered by wine professionals and keen amateurs before the arrival of the AOC system is to be examined in a new book.
Nearly 500 cases of fine Bordeaux wines left over following the collapse of Bordeaux Fine Wines Limited have been put up for sale.
Louis Roederer launched Champagne’s inaugural non-malolactic, zero dosage vintage fizz in London last night – the brand’s first new product in 40 years.
Paris Hilton, heiress to the Hilton hotel empire, showed she knows how to party by running up a US$230,000 (£140k) bar bill in New York.
A cocktail with a £9,000 price tag created in honour of the James Bond actress Grace Jones has gone on sale at a London restaurant.
Lunch and Champagne tastings gave way to the disruption of road blocks and the protestors of Occupy Central this week in Hong Kong.
In October key buying personnel from the travel retail market will descend on Cannes for the sector’s biggest event of the year.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.